NHS Borders recruitment drive for nurses

NHS Borders are on the look out for trained nurses and midwives to serve the region and are holding a recruitment drive to boost numbers next week.

The ‘one stop’ recruitment event will be held on Thursday, August 22at Borders College, Galashiels Campus and split into two sessions from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm.

On arrival candidates will be greeted by members of the Human Resources team, and will have the opportunity to see all the vacancies that are available. This will cover permanent, fixed term and temporary posts across all specialities, as well as an opportunity to be recruited to the nurse bank. Candidates will then be asked to complete an application form which will be reviewed by the HR team for short listing, after which an interview slot will be offered for the same day. Candidates will also be asked to complete an occupational health questionnaire. You can find a copy of the application form that you will be asked to fill in at www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/Application_Forms/Application_Form.doc.

Nurses and midwives who are recruited to the nurse bank will be informed on the same day. For those applying for specific posts, their appointment will be advised by letter. It is hoped that successful candidates will be in their new post by the end of October 2013.

Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Evelyn Fleck commented: “NHS Borders number one priority is to deliver safe, effective and person centred care and we are looking for enthusiastic, committed staff to join our nursing and midwifery teams both at the BGH and in the community.

“This event will give everyone interested in working with us the opportunity to talk to our staff about the posts on offer and help us find nurses and midwives who have the right skills, experience and attitude to join us in providing high quality healthcare for the Borders”.